Employment Opportunities at St. Francis of Assisi

Director of Stewardship

The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi is seeking to fill the position of Director of Stewardship, to start July 1, 2017. The person will be responsible for the coordination and oversight of all Stewardship programs, activities, and events across the St. Francis community. The Director of Stewardship will be charged with the overall design and implementation of programs that create the sense of welcoming and inclusion, promotes Stewardship as a way of life, in a manner that supports the parish, its’ ministries, and schools.

Candidates will be expected to understand and support the mission, climate, and culture of the St. Francis Parish. They should be approachable, engaging, and outgoing. They should also be capable of discerning someone’s gifts and talents and be able to match those gifts and talents to ministries with like needs. The Director of Stewardship will be responsible to developing community relations, delivering comprehensive communications across various mediums, cultivating donor relationships, organizing special events, and leading volunteer committees to further the mission of the parish and schools.

The Director of Stewardship will be responsible for promoting collaboration and coordination of programs across the Parish ministries. Fundraising programs such as the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, annual Offertory Pledge Appeal, the Franciscan Challenge, and any future Capital Campaigns fall under the leadership of the Director of Stewardship. Additionally, he/she will work with the school administration teams, their advisory councils, and Home School Association (HSA), to pursue potential establishment of an alumni relations program, to include alumni, parents, grandparents, friends, and other individuals with relationships to The Franciscan School and The St. Francis of Assisi PreSchool.

Ideal candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Business Management, Non-Profit Management, or comparable experience. They should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a positive and collaborative attitude, and excellent customer service experience. They will also have demonstrated efficiency in handling multiple projects, ability to cultivate engaging relationships with diverse constituents, and knowledge of strategic planning. The Director of Stewardship will report to the Director of Finance and Planning and serve as a member of the Pastor’s Advisory Group and Pastoral Council. They will also be the staff sponsor of the Stewardship Committee. This is a full-time position, with excellent benefits, and salary commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit an email letter of introduction and resume to Rob Neppel, Director of Finance and Planning, at rob.neppel@stfrancisraleigh.org by April 21, 2017.

Weekend Welcoming Representative

The parish is currently seeking friendly and outgoing individuals to be present during weekend masses and other busy periods, as needed. Members of this team, generally working alone, will be present at the Welcome Desk before and after masses and other large events to greet guests, answer questions, assist parishioners in filling out forms, and making referrals to full-time staff members. They will also perform other administrative duties such as locking/unlocking doors, serving as the point of contact in the event of emergencies, filling out paperwork, and ensuring public areas are kept orderly and safe from obvious hazards. These will be hourly/ part-time positions and candidates must be at least 18 years of age. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and the applicant must possess, or be able to obtain, Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR/AED Certification, along with First Aid training and Diocese of Raleigh Safe Environment Training. For questions, or to submit a resume or email outlining your qualifications, please contact Marc Kielty at marc.kielty@stfrancisraleigh.org

Community Center Facility Specialist

The Community Life Ministries is not actively hiring but always welcome interest in part-time positions to hold resumes on file. We seek part-time employees to work evenings and weekends in 5-8 hours shifts. These staff members will oversee the safety and security of community life programs, activities, and events that strengthen the communal aspects of our parish, community, and neighborhood in light of our mission to be “one family living in community.”  These people will work directly with the Coordinator of Community Life to support the operation of the Assisi Community Center by ensuring a clean, safe, controlled environment in accordance with the Diocese of Raleigh and parish procedures and guidelines. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring entrance and departure of visitors to maintain the security and safety of premises both visually and through security cameras.
  • Circulating among visitors to preserve order and protect property.
  • Answering telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide support.
  • Warning persons of code of conduct infractions or violations and dismisses violators from premises if necessary.

Each staff member will also have additional areas of responsibility within Community Life depending on skills such as:

  • Assisting athletic leagues or community center programs.
  • Interfacing with community organizations.
  • Helping with parish-wide event planning or support the operations of the Assisi Café.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required and the applicant must possess, or be able to obtain, Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR Certification with First Aid training, and Diocese of Raleigh Safe Child training. For a complete job description, questions, or to submit a resume, please email Tricia Henry. (tricia.henry@stfrancisraleigh.org).


The Play and Pray Sunday morning ministry is currently accepting applications for a childcare provider position in our 1 and 2 year old rooms. Play and Pray is our faith formation nursery. The goal of Play and Pray is to partner with parents of young children to provide an opportunity for them to attend Mass as a couple, and for their children to begin to hear the stories of Jesus, and learn about our Catholic Traditions using language and activities that are age appropriate. Providers play with the children, sing songs and read Bible stories with them. A strong candidate will have experience working with young children, have a strong faith that they are excited to share with our toddlers and be willing to obtain Diocese of Raleigh Level C certification. The hours are from 9am-1pm Sunday mornings. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Tara.Moore@stfrancisraleigh.org